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1916 D303 Mother's Bread Collection SGC Graded (2)
Starting Bid - $300.00, Sold For - $1,762.50
Extremely scarce pair of D303 Mother’s Bread bakery cards, both graded by SGC: 1) Donie Bush/Detroit (GOOD 30, solid Vg-Ex card, with no creases, and downgraded by SGC due to a small area of surface paper loss near the top border on the reverse) and 2) George Gibson (FAIR 20, strong Vg card, with a light crease near his right foot, and downgraded by SGC due to a tiny chip in the left border and a small area of surface paper loss near the left border on the reverse). Issued in 1916 by the New Orleans branch of the General Baking Company, these cards are identical in design to the E106 American Caramels and the D303 General Baking Co. sets, but they feature an advertisement for Mother’s Bread of New Orleans, LA. on the reverse. Mother's Bread are so rare they are totally “off the radar” of most collectors. There is no question that they are considerably rarer than the related General Baking or American Caramel issues. The Standard Catalog checklist for this set is incomplete and continues to be a work in progress. Each of these two cards has a far superior appearance than suggested by its SGC grades. This is a very clean and attractive pair from this exceptionally scarce prewar food issue. Total 2 cards. Reserve $300. Estimate $500/$1,000. SOLD FOR $1,762.50
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